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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hellbourne by Amber Kell

Hellbourne by Amber Kell
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (121 pgs)
Other: M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis

Even when your father is the devil, love can be a scary thing.

Luc Hellbourne is crushed when his werewolf lover dumps him for a female. Feeling unwanted he gives himself to the first guy who asks, Master Vampire Nikkolai Remondi. Except Nikkolai decides to keep Luc and when his ex-lover wants him back, all hell breaks loose. Which is easy when you’re the devil’s son.

This is a story filled with so many twists and turns you're constantly wondering what will happen next. Once you think you know what the main conflict is, you discover it is only one of many.

Luc Hellbourne is the youngest son of the devil but that’s only half of his problems. He has just been cast aside by his werewolf lover Bran... for a woman. Feeling heartbroken over the rejection he seeks solace in the arms of a powerful vampire. Nikko is instantly attracted to Luc and wants to keep the young man for himself and Luc is more than willing to stay with Nikko to help get over Bran.

This is a love triangle like no other. Luc may be the son of the devil but he is nothing like his father. He’s loving, caring and likes helping others. So when Bran comes crawling back to Luc, he struggles with what he should do; go back to the lover who broke his heart, or take a chance on the love that is growing between him and Nikko? When Bran needs him, Luc goes to his aid. The decision of where he should be is easily made.

Being the most favored son of the devil causes him to be extremely unpopular with his four older brothers. Every year on his birthday the devil brings Luc down to hell to try and persuade him to stay and help rule at his side. The devil's methods in trying to get Luc to stay are brutal and violent.

The devil changes the rules on Luc and all the strange occurrences happening in his life start to make sense when Luc discovers what the reward for getting him to stay in hell is. When Luc is drained of all his power he is forced to ask Bran, the man he loves, and Nikko, the man he is coming to love, to set aside their difference and help save his life.

Bravo to this author for writing such a captivating story. There are so many unexpected issues that come to light that will leave the reader shocked, but also relieved because it explains so much about these characters and why they did what they did. I loved how Ms. Kell wrapped this story up at the end but left it open to come back and write a follow up story later.

Hellbourne is an exciting read from beginning to end and I would recommend this story to all paranormal romance lovers.

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